By Ogochukwu Anioke, Abakaliki
There was pandemonium on Tuesday in Onueke, Ezra South local government area of Ebonyi when gunmen stormed the town shooting sporadically and robbing some businesses.
The gunmen, numbering about five, it was gathered, had trailed a customer to a bank in the area.
They shot sporadically in the air near the bank causing customers and staff to scamper in various directions for safety.
A source, who was at the bank, said the gunmen shot the man they trailed to the bank.
It was not immediately clear if they succeeded in robbing the man and whether he is still alive or dead.
The source noted they did not enter the bank as their interest seemed to be the man.
However, the gunmen were said to have moved from the bank to some businesses in the area which they robbed.
They were said to have entered a provision store and carted away some cartoons of drinks.
From there, they moved to a nearby drinks shop where they robbed them of their money.
Not satisfied, they moved into a nearby filling station and also carted away all the money made from the day’s sales.
The Nation reliably gathered that Police and Military officers arrived at this point and engaged them in a shootout, which made them to drive away from the area.
Police spokesperson, Loveth Odah could not be reached for comment at the time of this report.
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